Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Two Weeks

The two weeks leading up to Thanksgiving were spent with this view.....

My rear side was planted firmly at the kitchen table typing away on my laptop.
Assignment after assignment. 
I had three of them.  Three loooooong assignments to finish up my most recent class. 
Long, as in term paper long.  They reminded me why I like Math so much more than English. 
But I got them all done.....finally. 
Of course I had a little distraction in the background.  ;-) 
That lovely rainbow of yarn that I recently received in the mail. 
I would look up every now and then, and try to visualize what I was going to do with it all. 
Eventually, I had to move it to another room.  It just became toooooo distracting! 
So that is what life has been....while I have been away. 
There were also a couple of reprieves from school work. 
Like attending a little college football rivalry game.....

A little University of Arizona-Arizona State action. 
Just for the record....I was NOT rooting for the home team (Go Cats!). 
And I was very happy to be able to celebrate a win. 
However, since I was suffering from a miserable sinus headache I was just hoping for a quick game more than anything! 

There was also some hooky stuff in the evening to clear my mind. 

Still working on this project....well, somewhat working on it. 
It will be "on break" for a while. 
For now, I'm focused on all things Christmas...
Christmas ornaments!
Christmas cookies!
Christmas cards!
Christmas music!
Christmas lights! 
Christmas shopping!
Christmas decorations!
Oh, and with a little dash of Trigonometry (yeah, how Christmasy is that?????).
 So off I go.....Falalalalalalalalalalalalalala!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Someday I'll Learn....

How to take decent photos of my crochet projects.
For now these will just have to do......

Just a couple of pillow I made for a friend who LOOOOOOVES pillows :-D 
I love the colors but I don't know if I love the yarn even though it is called "I Love This Yarn!" 
I usually do love it but as I was working on this project I noticed it "pilled" a little more than I would like. 
Oh well!  

Anyways, I was just taking a break from my mountain of school work!  
And now it's time to go back to work.....


Monday, November 7, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

I woke up this morning to a sound I had almost forgotten.....
The sound of rain pounding on the rooftop. 
We had a very brief storm blow in a couple of nights ago. 
But it was oh so brief. 
It came in at about midnight. 
Sounded loud and furious. 
And then it was gone by 12:30..... A.M. 
Humph!  Such is the life of living in Arizona. 
Which is why the rain was such a pleasant surprise. 
It is very rare to wake up to rain in this state. 
Now, the doggies weren't very happy....
Water falling from the sky got them all hyped up. 
Waaaaay out of the ordinary for them. 
But I, on the other hand, was very happy. 
I finally feel like Fall is here. 

Another thing making me happy was the annual debut of these.....

I don't know what it is about these red cups that instantly lifts my mood.
I literally feel like the heavens have opened and angels are singing when I get my first glimpse every year. 
Okay....well....maybe that's going a little overboard. 
But I do feel a certain increase on the happiness meter. 
These red cups make me want to have a latte every single day.
Now my husband would tell you I could have a latte every day....with or without the red cup. 
And he would, of course, be right.  (shhhh....don't tell him!) 

The truth is that to me this is the most wonderful, fabulous time of the year! 
And the red cup always seems to mark the beginning  :-)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Poor, Poor Pitiful Me

Did I ever happen to mention that I am surrounded by testosterone? 
Eh....maybe I did once or twice....I don't know. 
But in case I didn't mention it.....I am. 
Surrounded by testosterone, that is. 

The cat, which you have seen prominently displayed, enjoying my half finished crochet creations....
Is a boy. 
Then there are these two boys.....

AKA Nervous Nelly
Skinny Bones Jones

AKA Chuba Wuba
Fat Boy

Then, of course, there is my husband. 
Then if you throw my son into the mix....
I am  clearly outnumbered.....
My only source of hope is my daughter. 
But she is 350 miles away!!! 

Which brings me to my next complaint.
She is having her ultrasound next week to learn the sex of the baby. 
And it is abundantly clear to me that I am the only one hoping its a girl!! 
Which means it probably is a boy....because that is the way things usually work. 
(Do you feel sorry for me yet?????) 
Is it really too much to ask for a little more pink and cuddly added to the family?? 
And I don't want to hear that raising girls is harder than raising boys.....
Raising children is hard.  Period. 
So in the mean time I will hope and pray for pink. 
Knowing that I will probably see blue....
Like Linda Ronstadt says.....
"Oh, these boys won't let me be,
Lord have MERCY on me.....
Woe is me."  ;-) 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Just Call Him Punkin'

So last weekend I decided to crochet a pumpkin. 
I saw one on the internet and knew I just had to make one. 
I started it and got more than halfway through.
And then it just sat there on the table. 
Not surprisingly I got sidetracked by a number of other things. 
Not to mention that I was sore! 
Yes I was sore from crocheting!
My biceps and triceps were used to many types of workouts,
But not the type of workout that requires crocheting with really thick yarn. 
And that also contributed to my lack of motivation. 
Until this morning. 
When I discovered that my "half" pumpkin was being put use? 
This is what I found.....

I do love how the color of his lovely coat matches the yarn. 

I managed to get another photo before wielding the water sprayer.....
Yes...he is not fond of the water sprayer :-O

Anyways, he did give me the motivation to git er dun. 
And give everyone a preview of one of my weekend activites. 
Hopefully the next time the orange yarn makes another appearance
it will be in the form of a lovely Thanksgiving display. 

Thanks so much for stopping by :-)
I hope everyone has a great weekend.